Help Guide: Alcohol Addiction

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Alcohol addiction can be harmful to both your physical health and mental health. However, deciding to stop is the first and most important step to be taken. Then, after you decide to change your drinking habit, you will start seeing a different approach to life and circumstances. Finally, get the proper help you or a loved one may need.

Steps To Take

There are several ways to overcome alcohol abuse and recover from it. By making the decision, you are already one step closer to recovery.

Make The Hard Decision

The first and most important step is deciding to stop drinking. Choosing to quit is important and vital since it will determine the course of action your life will take from then on.

Set Goals

The second thing you must do to ensure you are closer to recovery is setting goals.

  • What do you want to do in the next couple of days, months, or even years?
  • Whom do you see yourself becoming?

Setting goals over a short period will help you feel closer and in control of your recovery. However, it is always important to start small and think in the long run. For example:

  • How many days do you see yourself without drinking as a startup?

Find Support Networks

After you have set your goals and have determined you want to get better, finding a support network becomes an easy task. First, it is important to find people you can trust to help you. Perhaps a friend or a family member can be of much help. Think of them as people that will hold you accountable and will be honest with you regardless. Plus, they will help you and guide you once you feel like you could relapse.

Seek Treatments

Last but not least, if circumstances require you to seek treatment, you will be able to find many ways to overcome alcohol abuse. Among the most common alcoholism treatments are

  • Outpatient treatment
  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • Outpatient program

Experts will help you reach your goals through said treatments, and you will achieve what you hoped for.

Find Alcoholism Treatment At Hope Harbor Wellness

At Hope Harbor Wellness in Hiram, GA, you will find a safe security network and treatment that goes according to your needs. You get more than treatment; you find a family whose only goal is to help you reach your sober goal. Be part of our family and find the right alcoholism treatment.


Jessica Gerstein, LPC, LDADC, NCC, DRCC

Jessica Gerstein, LPC, LDADC, NCC, DRCC

Jessica Gerstein is the Executive Director & Clinical Director. She graduated from Monmouth University with a Master’s of Science in Mental and Clinical Health Counseling. She is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) in the state of New Jersey. I also am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), HIV Certified Counselor, and Disaster Response Crisis Counselor (DRCC). Jessica has six years of experience working in various levels of care with mental health, substance abuse, and dual diagnosis clients.